win2k3 server print problem

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by big country, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. big country

    big country Guest

    This seems to be a common problem as I have found by googling some. But I
    have not come up with any solid answers. Our company has a Windows 2k3 SP2
    server that is configured as a print server using the built in printmgmt
    snap-in. We have about 100 or so printers on the server, mostly Lexmark's.
    Everyone now and then I see a printer show "offline" in the queue status,
    even though the printer is up and running properly. I have been able to
    resolve the issue by just purging the printer and IP port, then setting it
    all back up again. I have seen nothing in the event viewer that corresponds
    to the specific printer going "offline". When this happens, it appears its
    the same printer all the time, which tells me its more of a print device
    problem than a OS or network protocol issue. Does anyone have any thoughts?
    big country, Mar 12, 2010
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